Taluswood wildfire fuel thinning

Fuel thinning image by Mike Crane

The RMOW is working to thin 11.8 hectares above the Taluswood neighbourhood.  

Current status

The 2021 scheduled fuel thinning work in the Taluswood area is now complete. In spring 2022, crews will resume work to complete the fuel thinning in this area. 

Fuel thinning in Taluswood began July 6, but was put on hold in late summer due to the high fire danger rating. Work later resumed and wrapped up October 8 for the 2021 season. Some biking and hiking trails on Whistler Mountain above Creekside were impacted while fuel thinning was completed. The crew will return in spring 2022 to complete the project and attend to the trails.


The following biking and hiking trails will be impacted:

  • Northwest Passage – the crews will access the site along the Northwest Passage by crossing the lower Dave Murray Downhill run. They have coordinated access with Whistler Blackcomb staff and will do their best to cross outside of bike park hours but please be aware and use caution;
  • Insomnia trail (part of Whistler Mountain Bike Park) intersects in several locations with the project’s access route and may experience closures.

Visit whistler.ca/FuelThinning for more information on fuel thinning in Whistler.  

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